Edible Water Bottles Made From Biodegradable Algae

July 26, 2016


After he read about the amount of waste plastic ending up in landfills and polluting our planet, Icelandic product design student Ari Jónsson’s felt an urgent need to develop a replacement for the common plastic water bottle.

Jónsson created The

Outdoor Art Installation Doubles as Exercise Equipment at Milan Botanical Garden

July 25, 2016


During Milan Design Week, visitors to the city’s Botanical Garden, or Orto Botanico, experienced an art installation that doubles as exercise equipment.


MyEquilibria represents Miami-based Italian “innovation designer” Vito Di Bari’s vision for the “cross-pollination of arts and technology for Read More...

3D Printed Vases Dress Up Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

July 21, 2016

3D Printed Vase

Designer Libero Rutilo has created an inspiring collection of design vases combining upcycling and 3D printing technology. The project gives a second life to the empty PET bottle, which would be otherwise end up in a landfill.

3D Printed Vase The Spider Vase

How To Partition Your Living Spaces With Plants

July 19, 2016

Partition Tuttisuperterra by Marco Ferreri for Teracrea

Consider using planted partitions to divide your garden space into distinct outdoor rooms. Backyards, patios, decks, and terraces can benefit from creating separation to establish different outdoor living spaces. Think it of it as


Martina Lang’s “Paper/Plant” Photography Series

July 14, 2016

'paper/plant’ photography series

Photographer Martina Lang’s nature-themed works all contain underlying elements of humor and surrealism. Her pastel ‘paper/plant’ photography series exudes a softness, capturing various plants peeking out of abstract paper shapes against a backdrop of a clean white wall and natural Read More...

How to Join the Seed Bomb Squad

July 13, 2016


Ready to drop a seed bomb? We’re talking friendly bombs dropped with love on disused properties, bringing them to life and beautifying these urban eyesores. For those who haven’t heard of them—seed bombs are a bunch of seeds in Read More...

You Can Grow Your Own House and Eat it Too

July 12, 2016


Growing your own food is becoming more and more commonplace, whether in a garden, on a balcony, or even in a small planter on your kitchen counter. I’ve shared stories about growing living walls and roofs–and even about growing your Read More...

A Glass Treehouse Built Around a 40 Foot Fir Tree

July 11, 2016

If a tree falls in the forest in Kazakhstan…there will be someone around to hear it. The residents of a modern circular glass treehouse built around a 40ft fir tree will not only hear it, they will likely have a Read More...

Country’s First K-8 Urban Farm School Sprouting in San Francisco

June 15, 2016


With an ecology and farming curriculum intended to “cultivate in the students and the staff a consistent and ongoing relationship with the outdoors,” San Francisco’s Golden Bridges School, a K-8 urban farm school, unveiled plans for its new campus, an … Read More...

Concrete Plumbing Pipe Flower Vase Attaches to Wall

June 12, 2016


In his first collection for the concrete furniture and accessories company, Lyon Beton, French artist and designer Bertrand Jayr plays with ordinary objects like toilet paper, file folders, and now plumbing pipes, which he transforms into quirky and witty accessories Read More...

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